The Evaluation of Space Dose Distribution for Digital Mammography Equipment

디지털 유방촬영장비에 관한 공간선량율 평가

  • Received : 2014.11.24
  • Accepted : 2015.01.25
  • Published : 2015.01.30


Mammography equipment is an essential detector for making an early diagnosis of female's breast lesion. Recently, in most hospitals, a digital mammography detector is used due to the wide and consistent supply of digital mammography equipment. However, the average effective radiation is increasing due to the indiscreet use of CR or DR mammography. The purpose of this study is to recognize the possible indirect radiation damage, which can be occurred due to an excessive effective exposure of radiation, by evaluating spacial radiation rate of the digital mammography detector used for female patient. Consequently, the high mount of spacial radiation showed digital mammography equipment on the horizontal direction. Considering the result, digital mammography equipment should be installed by avoiding along the horizontal direction.


digital mammography equipment;digital mammography spacial radiation rate;mammographyl;spacial radiationl


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